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Herreshoff-Designed Vagrant Rebuild at Royal Huisman

The year was 1913. Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island launched a sailing yacht so large for her era, it was all the more remarkable. The 109-foot (about 33-meter) Vagrant (below) slipped down the ways, to the design of the renowned Nat Herreshoff. A century later, she’s still sailing, with an owner passionate about preserving Continue reading

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Oceanco’s Black Pearl Spotted on Sea Trials

Dutch citizens enjoying a nice summer day at the beach got an extra treat this week as Black Pearl conducted sea trials just offshore. Also known as Oceanco Y712, and as Project Solar, Black Pearl is the largest sailing superyacht in the world. LOA comes in at 348 feet (106 meters), with an equally impressive Continue reading

Project 400, World’s Largest Aluminum Superyacht, Starts

We’ll have to wait a while to see this record-setting schooner under sail. But, she’ll actually set two records upon delivery. First, she’ll be the world’s largest all-aluminum superyacht, whether sail or power. Second, she’ll be the largest sailing superyacht delivered by Royal Huisman. For now, she’s called Royal Huisman Project 400. Keel laying occurred in June Continue reading